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PART 7 SWater shortage orders

Appeal and offenceS

44Non-compliance offenceS

(1)A relevant person commits an offence if the person, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with—

(a)a water saving measure imposed by a water shortage order, or

(b)a restriction or prohibition on the abstraction of water imposed by such an order.

(2)In subsection (1), “relevant person” means person who is, or ought to be, aware of the order.

(3)A person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum,

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine.

Commencement Information

I1S. 44 in force at 10.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/163, art. 3, Sch.